From an outsider's perspective, it seems that there are some ambitions that are beyond the scope of the entity. First, running a real, official non-profit takes FULL-TIME committment from people who have the knowledge and experience to do so. It also takes upfront money - lawyers, paperwork, etc. It involves ongoing expenses. These things are non-trivial, and not something that people can casually do in their off-time.
Perhaps the best thing to do is re-evaluate the realisitc goals of the NASC. Perhaps it's best kept at a casual "club" level for a while. Whatever goals the NASC has should be realistic and attainable given the people involved and the time and expertise they can provide. Even merely having the occasional fund-raising auction and donating the money to worthy causes is a viable and worthwhile undertaking. But if that's going to be the practical extent of it, that needs to be understood and discussed.
Just looking at this thread, it's pretty clear the ambitions and dreams outstripped the capacity to fulfill them. It's not the end of the world, or even a bad thing. But everyone should be honest about what's happened and likely to happen in the future.
PS: Go after Casper. He stole money from a lot of us - everyone who took part in the auction, bottom line. I donated a N. hamata, and didn't do it for Casper's gain.